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Research Labs

Ergonomics and Applied Statistics lab (EASt)

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The Ergonomics and Applied Statistics (EASt) Lab focuses on human factors applications in health care. The lab analyzes operators’ behaviors and performance in complex systems and situations, develops models that evaluate human factors issues and strategies for improving health and healthcare systems, and quantifies the effect of technology-based tools on behavior and performance in health care.  

Research Areas                     

  • Healthcare systems
  • Health-related technology
  • Patient safety and patient experience

 Contact information: Dr.David Neyens


Ergonomics and Computational Human Operations lab (ECHO)

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The goal of ECHO Lab is to improve the lives of professionals by leveraging novel technologies to enhance their performance; therefore, their interactions with others and society. We aim to measure data from humans to develop models to assess skills and implement interventions to improve teams’ performance, particularly in health care environments.

Research Areas                                                       

  • Digital Health
  • Behavior and physiology modeling
  • Training interventions
  • Individual and team skills performance assessment

Contact Information: Dr.Jackie Cha


Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Safety and Training lab (BEST)

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This lab conducts research on biomechanics and movement control of the human body, with broad applications to ergonomics and workplace interventions to promote health, safety and performance.                                                               

Research Areas                                        

  • Occupational biomechanics
  • Physical ergonomics
  • Movement control
  • Human performance assessments
  • Work physiology and fatigue

Contact Information: Dr. Divya Srinivasan


Adaptive Performance in Complex Systems lab (Apex)

APex Lab research involves methods to learn about evolving patterns of adaptation in complex sociotechnical systems, such as healthcare and education. Actionable insights from such learning are used to inform the design of policies, workflows, and interfaces for resilient performance.                                                 

Research Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Resilience engineering
  • Cognitive systems engineering
  • Design for adaptive performance

Contact Information: Dr. Sudeep Hegde


Human Systems Integration Lab (HSIL)

The mission of the Human Systems Integration Laboratory (HSIL) is to improve the design of human-computer systems. The laboratory applies user-centered design methodologies to develop and refine human-computer systems for a variety of applications within the production and service sectors, including information and knowledge management, collaborative design, quality and process improvement, and education and training.         

Research Areas

  • Healthcare
  • User-centered design/experience
  • Human-computer interaction

Contact Information: Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil 


Decision Intelligence and Analytics Laboratory (DIAL)

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DIALab (Decision Intelligence and Analytics Lab) focuses on exploring the mathematical foundation that comprises prescriptive analytics and learning algorithms.

Research Areas                        

  • Emerging mobility systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Personalized healthcare services

Contact Information: Dr.Qi Luo